torn ligaments in the lower back

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Doctors say I have a torn ligament L4L5 area and they can’t fix it. I am using 100mg duragesic patch (fentanyl transdermal system) and Lortabs for bleed through pain. I am desperate, it’s hard to live with the constant pain and I’m afraid that they will try morphine next. Why isn’t there something that can be done to reattach or replace a ligament in the back? It’s done for knees and elbows, why not in the back? Can anything be done without surgery to strenghten ligaments.Please help me.

broken foot

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I am a 58 year old woman with type two diabetes. The bone in my foot above my middle toe is broken.
I broke it last Friday and never went to the podiatrist until Wednesday because I had no pain, just swelling.
The docter explored the pros and cons with me of surgery and I opted to first see if it heals with a walking boot cast (velcro, etc.). My question to you is, is this adequate or should I also be using crutches.
I am now on Evista and Fosamax and scheduled for a bone scan.
I am desperate to do whatever I have to to get this to heal.
I won a trip to Paris that I have to take or lose on Oct. 31st and I’d like to not have to wear this boot.
I’m also concerned that this boot appears to be to big for me and I don’t know how to judge the right size.
I am putting on a heavy sock to tighten it.
I also want to know what would have happened to my foot is I’d never gone in to the doctor and continued to presume it was just swollen because it was buised inside.
Thank You

Metatarsal

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i broke my 1st and 2nd Metatarsals at work by having something drop on my foot. i had a cast on for 8 weeks.the doctor then x-rayed my foot again and said the 1st Metatarsal hasn’t healed properly yet and said he won’t put another cast on this time as it might bond better without one, and not to put all my weight on the injured foot. i’m now on my 12th week and still can’t walk. how long do these things usually take to heal?
thanks

college’s student:the best position to sleep

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what is the best position for college’s student to sleep.and what the best time to take a sleep during day time?

RIBS

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I AM A 47 YR OLD FEMALE-LAST NIGHT I FELL DOWN AND SLID ON MY BACK DOWN THE BASEMENT STAIRS. MY RIGHTSIDE OF BACK IS BRUISED AND VERY SORE. I THINK I JUSTBRUISED MY RIBS. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO FORBRUISED OR BROKEN RIBS?

Re: cervical reverse lordosis with mild detroscoliosis

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Hello, my wife has been diagnosed with reverse cervical lordosis along with mild dextroscoliosis and herniated cervical c-4, 5, 6 and 7.
I was wondering what would be safe and helpful physical therapy she can do on her own, because she does not have insurance.

burning in the right heel all the time

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I do a lot of walking at my job I’m on my feet all day 8 hours…have started feeling a burning feeling in the edge of my heel..it is always there….
I wear a shield in my shoe it helps for a little while..could you tell me how to get rid of the pain..please..

Clicking neck\ clicking sternum

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I have a violent clicking in my neck when tilting head from side to side, it is so load i did it once in a bar that had fairly load music playing and the girl next to me was almost sick. its really quite annoying and painful.Also upon stretching my sternum clicks as if it is popping into place, i had had many xrays but nothing has been found, all that was said is that it could be down to my height and stature.i am 22, 6″2 and around 12stone in weight,any help would be greatly appreciatedthanksDarren

Clicking neck\ clicking sternum

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I have a violent clicking in my neck when tilting head from side to side, it is so load i did it once in a bar that had fairly load music playing and the girl next to me was almost sick. its really quite annoying and painful.Also upon stretching my sternum clicks as if it is popping into place, i had had many xrays but nothing has been found, all that was said is that it could be down to my height and stature.i am 22, 6″2 and around 12stone in weight,any help would be greatly appreciatedthanksDarren

Clicking neck\ clicking sternum

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I have a violent clicking in my neck when tilting head from side to side, it is so load i did it once in a bar that had fairly load music playing and the girl next to me was almost sick. its really quite annoying and painful.Also upon stretching my sternum clicks as if it is popping into place, i had had many xrays but nothing has been found, all that was said is that it could be down to my height and stature.i am 22, 6″2 and around 12stone in weight,any help would be greatly appreciatedthanksDarren